Greetings ye fellow humanoids!
I had to clean out my iTunes/iPod this weekend of some of the music I really don't listen to anymore or care to have on there. Gone are the annoying tribal gay club hits, the Star Wars soundtracks, and some of that heavy flamenco Spanish style B-Tribe elevator musak. I have them on CD anyway, if I ever wanna go back to that stuff. I had to make room for new sounds like music by The Shins, The Hives, The Strokes, Of Montreal, Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Madonna, The Flaming Lips, and The White Stripes. Yeah, "new" stuff to me like Bob Dylan's classic masterpiece Blonde on Blonde! I know Bob has been a tremendously influential force/songwriter in modern music thanks to his profound lyrics and social consciousness back in the 60s, but I have never been able to get past his really whiny nasal voice! He's slowly grown on me I suppose, and I do thank him for steering The Beatles towards a more mature sound and eventually inspiring them to come up with a tremendous album like Rubber Soul! I am also happy to have Madonna's latest Hard Candy! Yes, this new album of hers takes a while to grow on you (unlike the last one which got me from the start), but it is pretty catchy once you give it a chance. So far I am really liking the songs, Candy Shop, Incredible, and Beat Goes On where that dumbass, but still talented Kanye West does a rap. Grandma still excites me, and if she goes on tour soon, I will go see her before the bad arthritis sets in. LOL!
I watched The Mist yesterday on DVD. Based on a story by Stephen King, it is an excellent film I must say, but pretty f**king depressing and quite creepy. Lead actor/hero Thomas Jane is fun to watch because he is a hottie and a good actor, and Marcia Gay Harden is terrific playing a kooky irritating fundamentalist Christian woman. Last week, I watched the highly violent but suspenseful No Country For Old Men, and this was a very tense movie with a psychotic brilliant performance by the Spaniard Javier Bardem. Part of me had to suspend disbelief that he could get away with killing so many people (especially in broad daylight), but alas, art imitates life much more often than we would like to think, so this movie could most certainly be possible.
They're showing this really interesting program as I write this post about King Henry VIII. This guy was a major egomaniacal mentally unstable jerk! Because these women did not give him the male heirs he desired, he'd have them executed?! YEESH! How many wives and mistresses did he amass anyway? I guess they had no idea back then that it is the male's sperm that has the deciding chromosome which ultimately defines the sex of the child! Henry did everything in his power to move on to the next woman whenever his insane will pleased, including working with the Pope and against him to suit his needs/desires. What a character! Unreal! A real lustful womanizing fiend! I guess the one cool thing he did do was father Elizabeth I, who became one of the greatest English monarchs in history.
I'm done with this, my 727th post! Can you believe it?